Mr. Prasad Chandran is a Graduate in Chemistry (Honors) from Bombay University. He has also completed the Advanced Business Management education from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania; and AOTS, Tokyo University, Japan. He serves as Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of BASF India Ltd. and associate Chairman of BASF Asia Pacific (India) Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Chandran held senior and responsible positions in marketing, commercial and operational functions. He was the Chairman of Ciba India Ltd. since August 14, 2009. He was Chairman of the Board of Pushpa Polymers. He served as the Chairman of the Board of BASF Coatings Private Limited and BASF Styrenics Private Limited. He has been an Independent Non Executive Director of Bosch Ltd. since January 1, 2009. He serves as a Director of BASF Catalysts (India) Pvt. Ltd., BASF Lanka Private Ltd., BASF Bangladesh Ltd. and BASF Grameen Ltd. He was Director of BASF Polyurethanes India Limited. He serves as Vice President of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Chandran serves as the CoChairman of the National Committee on Chemicals and Petrochemicals of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He has been a Director of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co., Ltd. since April 25, 2014. Mr. Chandran is actively involved through TERI with the National Action Plan on Climate Change. He currently heads the Industry Task Force for Sustainable Agriculture and Green India.